Gender & Violence

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Department
Women and Gender Studies
Course
WGS160Y1
Professor
June Larkin
Semester
Fall

Description
WGS: Gender and Violence Intersectionality and Gender Violence Violence, Colonialism and Genocide Individual and Structural Forms of violence Responses to Gender Violence Thomas fuller: In medieval times a husbands duty to punish his wife Historical anecdotes tell us violence against women has a long history and that it is not contemporary, structural violence, built into our institution Key themes: to understand violence we have to do much more than think about gender relation and patriarchy to understand gender violence Women of colour treated less fairly, men of colour more likely to be charged than white men for abuse. Unsafe for women of colour to report violence in marriage because of racism, complex dynamic Justice system makes it difficult for coloured women to report incidents of abuse Reasons that women of colour might be less likely to report violen
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